The Northeast Kingdom Waste Management District (NEKWMD) ended the year in the black

LYNDONVILLE — The Northeast Kingdom Waste Management District (NEKWMD) ended the year in the black by close to $75,000, according to a recent January update issued by Executive Director Paul Tomasi. “For the year, revenues exceed expenses by $74,405.44,” he said. “For the year, revenues ended approximately 22 percent above projections, while expenses ended approximately 13 percent above projections… Surcharge revenues and recycling markets remain strong. Cardboard, mixed paper, rigid plastic and scrap metal are still generating revenue above their historical averages, although there have been some recent declines from earlier peaks this fall.” He anticipated strong markets to continue in 2022, “with some minor decreases in commodity pricing especially plastic,” he said. Tomasi asked the board to await the final audited financial figures, expected in March, before any decisions were made to allocate surplus funds.